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Poster: utopian Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

If you are looking for pure sound quality you may just have to go back the SBD MR>? from pre 79, when they swithed to SBD MC> ?They sound pretty f-ing good. From the reels almost no his and by on large a
fuller sound. Some of the 1978 shows used an even larger reel than before which captured a lot of sound, like redrocks 78. Some of the dat masters from the later years can be hit or miss, far as sound quality. Around mid 83 when the PCM came wider into use in the FOB's. Then you see some of the sbds from the late fall and newyears series started to get really good sbd>PCM masters. Some of the shows closer to home in the early 80's sound phenomenal, spring 82,spring 83, summer 84 Berkeley were on a different level of the eras usual recordings.
Now with all the matrix's and miller remasters it's a whole new ball game and wish I had my externals full of those and not when I started harvesting this site in 2004.

for really good sounding shows;
the boards from 73-74 are so clean and thump
10-21-83 sbd>PCM not the best show, but listen to loser
7-5-84 Bertha remaster. ooh ahhhh mmmm
6-30-85 matrix may be one of the finer recordings on the site
12-30-86 listen to the Althea
for audiences listen to the Rango Keshevan Sony ECM's
Cal Expo 90 audiences Rock!
do a search for healy mix and you'll get some fun stuff too
or Bertha remaster
or Charlie millers remasters